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Monday, 27 January 2020

At some point in the next day or so this site will be unavailable for a short while. Due to some technical changes being imposed on us by our current site hosts, we are being forced to move to new site hosts which will hopefully eradicate the adverts which are appearing some of the time, and may also give a performance boost to things too.

We are taking this step despite it meaning we will lose a lot of money, but hope it brings a more enjoyable experience for all our visitors.

If you find BD not available, please try again a little later, as we don't have a firm timescale for how quickly this work will complete. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding, and for your support of the website.

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 January 2020 )
Happy birthday, Nick Mason! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 27 January 2020

Pink Floyd The Early Years box set unveiling and Q&A - Nick Mason and Matt EverittAll of us here at Brain Damage offer our very best wishes to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who celebrates the very special occasion of his birthday today (January 27th). We all hope you are going to have a great day, Nick!

The cornerstone of the band, he had his first drum kit at the tender age of 13. A member of Pink Floyd since the earliest iterations, he is the only one to have appeared on every one of their albums. Thanks to his late father Bill, he has been a "petrol head" from a young boy, and cars have been - and remain - one of his major passions in life. His most recent book, Passion for Speed, is worth checking out, as is the DVD of the same name focusing on his Ferrari Enzo car (with Nick heavily involved). Of course, for those who haven't read it, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd is an absolute essential read, and available in a variety of editions: hardback, softback (paperback) and an audiobook, which is read by Nick himself...

Nick has contributed to a number of magazines on motoring issues over the years (including a fascinating monthly column in Octane Magazine), and also became president of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He is a trustee of the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and a life member and Guardian of the BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club). He has been involved in motor racing since the early 1970s and has entered Le Mans five times.

Musically, of course, the big news recently was the launch of his new band, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets. The four initial, small gigs in May 2018 held in London lead to a very successful and critically acclaimed European tour in September. Last year, of course, the tour continued with dates in the US, Canada, and more dates in the UK and Europe. 2020 sees more UK and European shows, and hopefully the release of the London Roundhouse concert filmed last year!

Many happy returns, Nick, and see you on the road!

Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill - US/Canada tour 2020 Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2020

This Is Not A Drill - here is the news that many of you have been waiting for. This afternoon, the dates and venues of the 2020 Roger Waters US/Canadian tour have been revealed.

From recent interviews, Roger has said that it is a brand new production (with the aforementioned ...Not A Drill tagline), with the show being presented in the round, and we suspect, with a new setlist. In this interview, from the Rolling Stone website, a new video has Roger in great form, talking about the tour:

This promises to be another truly memorable Roger Waters production! Tickets for all the 31 shows below go on sale on Friday, January 31st (so just over a week's time) at 10am local time. The direct ticketing links are below too, for your convenience.

Tickets for all these shows go on public sale on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st at 10am local time. Click on the TICKETS links above for direct links to secure yours! As before, each show will have its own dedicated page on this site, full of logistical information to make your visit to it easier (maps, websites) as well as pictures and reviews after the shows have taken place. If you are going to one (or more) of these shows, please let us know!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 January 2020 )
Video interview with Roger Waters Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Below is a recent, hour and a half interview with Roger Waters, posted online by The Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace. The fascinating, wide-ranging chat conducted by Professor John Haas of Cerritos College, covers a wide range of subjects as you may expect, with Roger sharing his views on things such as nature, human rights, BDS, and music, including touring.

He talks about his concert plans for this year - dates in the US, Canada and Mexico - and answers questions about playing at the border wall. From our busy email inbox, we know that many of you are keen to know what is happening with his next tour (which he has said will be a new production) and as soon as we have the confirmed information we will of course let you know.

Here's the interview:

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